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2023 Texas Spring Major Stock Shows Overview      

Major Show tag orders begin September 1, 2022. Please visit  http://validate.texasffa.org/ to submit your orders. Tag orders may only be placed by the county validation chair.

Please read all forms very carefully, as there have been changes.  Failure to do so could directly affect the eligibility of the exhibitor.  All changes have been highlighted in yellow.  

All Major Show tag orders must be paid in full prior to December 7, 2022.  Please print your invoice after submitting your order and remit payment.  Please write the county name on the outside of the payment envelope, for faster identification.

County officials will need their county password to login to the system to place orders, print invoices and forms, submit tag/ear notch corrections and complete the student tag information. If you do not know your county's login password, please contact Tammy Glascock with the Texas FFA office at tammy@texasffa.org.

 


2023 Texas Spring Major Stock Shows Swine Validation Ordering/Process      

Swine tag orders for the 2023 Spring Major Stock Shows opens on September 1, 2022. Tag orders placed between September 1 – September 30, 2022 will be $15.00 per tag. Tags ordered October 1 - November 7, 2022 will be $18.00. Please note that tags can only be ordered by the county validation chair.

New: The maximum amount that a county can charge for a tag over the original cost is $5.00.

Tags ordered in September will begin shipping during the second week of October 2022. These tags will be shipped directly from the manufacturer and the shipment will also contain: hair envelopes and ear notch forms. All other documents can be found and downloaded at https://www.texasffa.org/swine-validation. Tags ordered after October 1, 2022 will be shipped from the Texas FFA office after November 7, 2022.

Validation of 2023 barrows and gilts showing at a major show must occur within the presence of the swine validation committee between November 1 and November 30, 2022.  Under no circumstances should tags be handed out.

All materials and any unpaid orders must be postmarked by December 7, 2022 to the Austin office.  To ensure timely receipt and posting of your payment, please DO NOT include your payment in your validation materials box.

VALIDATION SCHEDULING DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 15TH - make sure to email your forms to tammy@texasffa.org.  If you haven't done so already, make sure to get your form emailed to Tammy ASAP!

***IMPORTANT***
County validation chairs are highly encouraged to print the order invoice immediately after placing an order and submit for payment.  This will prevent the county account from being blocked for the next ordering cycle.

Please see the chart below in the FAQ section regarding validation/tagging requirements for the 2023 Spring Major Stock Shows. 

The 2023 Spring Major Stock Show Validation Checklist and all remaining Major Show documents have been updated.  You can find them at the bottom of this page. Please make sure you are using the current version of the forms, and that all materials are complete and included when mailing in your validation materials.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to review the Swine Validation Workshop presentation and watch videos covering the validation process and validation paperwork presented at the 2021 and 2022 ATAT Conference!***

Texas Spring Major Stock Show tag orders begin September 1, 2022. To submit your orders, please visit http://validate.texasffa.org/ .

County Validation Chairs Please Note:  Your county swine validation account balance must be in good standing, or you will not be able to order 2023 Texas Spring Major Show tags.  Please make sure all previous orders are paid prior to the September 1, 2022 opening date.

County validation chairs will need their county password to login to the system to place orders, print forms, submit tag/ear notch corrections and complete the student tag information. If you do not know your county's login password, please contact Tammy Glascock (tammy@texasffa.org)).


The swine validation system will close December 7, 2022 for all data input. After that date, all changes to the online tag assignment system will be done through the State Swine Validation Coordinator (tammy@texasffa.org).  All forms contain instructions regarding this change.

The gilt registration paper upload system http://validate.texasffa.org/gilt will close on December 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. All registered gilt information and paper upload must be completed by the deadline. NO EXCEPTIONS!  Please note that state validation tag numbers are required in order to input required information into the data system for the registered/purebred gilts.


2023 Spring Major Stock Show Validation Process Information

Only the Swine Validation Chairman from each county may order tags.

COST:     September 1 - September 30, 2022            $15.00 each
                  October 1 - October 30, 2022                       $18.00 each
                  November 1 - November 7, 2022                 $18.00 each

                    ***All orders will ship 2-3 day priority mail.***

New: The maximum amount that a county can charge for a tag over the original cost is $5.00.

ORDERS/SHIPPING: Address on order form should be SHIPPING address, please NO PO BOX addresses - we are not able to verify delivery to PO Boxes other than received at the post office. Orders received in September will ship the second week of October. Orders received in October/November will ship by the end of the second week of November - please keep this in mind when scheduling your validation dates!

VALIDATION: All official validation and tagging should occur on or before 11:59 p.m. November 30, 2022 in the presence of the County Swine Validation Committee.  Under no circumstances should tags be handed out for offsite tagging.

 


2023 Texas Spring Major Stock Shows Information      

2023 Texas Spring Major Stock Shows Crossbred Gilt Show Updates

Crossbred gilts must be validated to show in the 2023 Texas Spring Major Stock Show Crossbred Gilt Shows (Hill Country Grandstand, San Antonio, Texas Elite and San Angelo). Gilts may be family validated. If you have any questions regarding the rules and guidelines of the show, please reference the contact information above. If you have questions concerning State Validation, please contact tammy@texasffa.org

2023 Texas Spring Major Stock Shows Livestock Show Schedule

Show link will be provided at a later date.


2023 Texas Spring Major Stock Show Swine Validation Ordering/Process Information      

Only the Swine Validation Chairman from each county may order tags.  Once the order has been placed, print the invoice and mail payment to the State office:

                   Texas FFA Association
                   ATTN:  2023  Spring Major Stock Show Validation - (your county name)
                   614 E. 12th Street
                   Austin, Texas  78701


COST:       September    $15.00 each
                    October         $18.00 each
                    November     $18.00 each


                    ***All orders will ship 2-3 day priority mail.***

ORDERS/SHIPPING: Address on order form should be SHIPPING address, please NO PO BOX addresses - we are not able to verify delivery to PO Boxes other than received at the post office. Orders received in September will begin shipping on October 17, 2022. Orders received in October/November will ship by the end of the second week of November - please keep this in mind when scheduling your validation dates!

VALIDATION: All official validation and tagging should occur on or before 11:59 pm November 30, 2022 in the presence of the County Swine Validation Committee.  Under no circumstances should tags be handed out for offsite tagging.  All hogs are required to have tags placed in their ears at the time of state validation. Pigs entering the holding pens without a state validation tag in their ear will be ineligible for show.


After Validation Occurs      

REMINDER:  It is the duty of the county chair to input all swine tag assignment information into the swine validation website.  http://validate.texasffa.org/

Materials Must Be Postmarked by December 7, 2022

Swine Tag Form (White Copy Only - yellow copy stays with county coordinator, manila is given to the exhibitor)
 - Filed in alphabetical order and secured with rubber bands please.

Hair envelopes
 - Must have Last Name, First Name (printed and signed).
 - Filed alphabetically and secured with rubber bands please.
 - Please RETURN UNUSED ENVELOPES
       - Do not pre-sign or enter any data on these envelopes, as this voids the envelope.

Signed Ethics Policies
 - Signature page only
 - Filed alphabetically and secured.
 - PLEASE DO NOT STAPLE TO VALIDATION FORMS

Signed Committee Forms
 - This form is located on the swine validation website http://validate.texasffa.org.   Click on 2022 Major Stock Show Swine Validation. Once you have logged in please scroll to the bottom - the Committee Forms are at the bottom of the forms section.  Per the Swine Validation Guidelines, there must be a minimum of three members on the validation committee.  Any forms returned not meeting this requirement will not be accepted and must be corrected and resubmitted to complete validation.

Tag Assignment Form
 - Please include a printed copy of the tag assignment form with the rest of the validation materials. Once all exhibitor information is entered, click on 'print tag assignment listing' in the upper right corner of your screen. This form will be used as the master materials check-in list for your county.

Mail all required materials to:

Texas FFA Association
ATTN:  2023 Texas Major Stock Shows Swine Validation - (your county name)
614 E. 12th Street
Austin, Texas  78701



Change of Ownership, Corrections, Replacement Tags      

Ear-Notch Corrections and Ear Tag Replacements

There are no longer forms to be completed for ear notch corrections or ear tag replacements - there is now a link in the swine validation database for the county coordinator to enter this information directly into the tag assignment listing.  Once logged in to the validation system, there is a link below the tag assignment listing for both ear notch corrections and ear tag replacements.  Simply click on the link and fill out the information directly on the screen.  Once the information is entered in the boxes, click on 'Confirm' and the corrections are entered into the system.  No signatures or forms are required!

-  Replacement ear tags may be purchased at the show for $25.00 each, payable by cash, debit or credit.  No personal checks will be accepted.

Tag Alterations      
Any change to size, shape, form or color will void the tag---tag will be replaced at the stock show & replacement cost will be charged to the individual. Your cooperation in this process is greatly appreciated!




FAQ's for 2023 Texas Spring Major Stock Shows      

I need a replacement tag but my county does not have any extras - what do I do?

Don't worry!  Replacement tags can be purchased at shows upon check-in for $25.00 each. We are now accepting cash, credit and debit. CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTD.

What shows are included for the 2023 Texas Spring Major Stock Shows?

Shows participating in the 2023 Texas Spring Major Stock Shows include: Hill Country Grandstand Show, Fort Worth Livestock Show, San Antonio Livestock Show, Texas Elite Gilt Show, San Angelo Livestock Show, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Austin Livestock Show.

Is validation required for gilts?

All gilts, registered and crossbred must be state validated in order to show at any of the 2023 Texas Spring Major Livestock Shows. Full validation includes the uploading of registration papers.

 


 



   
 
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  Contact
     
Tammy Glascock
(procedural and validation information)
Swine Validation Coordinator
Texas FFA Association
Cell:  940-367-6245
Email: tammy@texasffa.org

Carolee Frampton
(ordering and payment information)
Budget & Finance Coordinator
Texas FFA Association
Office: 512-480-8045
Fax: 512-476-2894
Email: cframpton@texasffa.org
 
   

  Important Dates
     

2023 Texas Spring Major Stock Show Validation Deadline Dates:

Tag Orders Open:

September 1 to September 30, 2022

Late Tag Orders:

October 1 to November 7, 2022

Last Day to Order: 

November 7, 2022


Validation Scheduling Deadline:
Scheduled validation dates must be submitted via email by October 15, 2022 to tammy@texasffa.org using the County Validation Date form.

Validation Deadline: November 30, 2022

All Payments/Reports/Paperwork Postmarked By: December 7, 2022

All Corrections Due: January 9, 2023

Validation System Closes: 

 December 7, 2022

*New Rule for Gilt Exhibitors at the following shows: Hill Country Grandstand, San Antonio, San Angelo, Texas Elite, and Houston Livestock Shows.

Registered and crossbred gilts showing at any of the above mentioned shows must be validated.

All Purebred REGISTERED GILTS showing at the above mentioned shows must  upload registration papers into the Texas FFA Swine Validation System.  The ownership deadline is on or before December 1,  2022. Ownership of gilts must be recorded in the name of a junior exhibitor and/or multiple junior members who are all in the same family ) in the Herd Book of their respected breed association on or before December 1, 2022.

*** NEW ***

Gilts showing in the shows listed below can and may be family registered as long as all family members are eligible as junior exhibitors per the junior rules of each show.

Participating shows: Hill Country Grandstand, San Antonio, San Angelo, Texas Elite and Houston Livestock Show.

*ORIGINAL REGISTRATION PAPERS  must be uploaded into the  Texas FFA Swine Validation System (website) by December 15, 2022.   

 




 
   

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